This is a contributed post about healthy aging by Susan Mercury
Some are already there and all of us are heading towards that point. Old age is something we cannot avoid. Most people fear it because of all the problems that are supposed to appear once you reach it. In recent years many things have been discovered or developed to make sure that old age won’t be a burden.
Health Issues and Aging
Heart issues are a major concern for all who have passed a certain age. Even though medication and treatments have been developed, every day a simple treatment is overlooked. Fitness can improve a lot of aspects that concern your heart. A good cardio workout program will help you lower the risk of high blood pressure and heart attack. It will also help you prevent obesity, lower your triglycerides levels, these being some of the primary causes for heart problems. In addition, cardio fitness will help you keep up your HDL (good cholesterol) levels high. If you add a healthy diet to your workout program you will raise the odds in avoiding heart problems.
Another important health issue amongst the elderly is hormonal deficiency such as low testosterone levels. By taking a blood test you might see that one or more of your hormone levels are lower than they should be. This problem, until recently, was thought to be a normal event that occurs with old age. This is not entirely true. A lot of studies have shown that a proper diet, a workout program, or hormone supplements such as natural testosterone supplements will help you keep your hormone levels within normal limits, even if you are passed 80 years old.
Diseases that affect the eyes are also associated with growing old. There are a lot of things that can be done to prevent eye problems starting, such as wearing sunglasses when the sun is extremely bright, to avoiding strain on your eyes when working, using your computer, or watching TV. If you already have eye problems there are many procedures that correct these medical issues. A very good example in this case is cornea transplant. Cornea transplant was developed for cases in which your cornea tissue is damaged from injuries and diseases like keratoconus. This will allow you to replace the damaged tissue on your eye tissue and restores your vision. Other eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and strabismus are fixable through surgery today.
Senior Wellness and Fitness For Healthy Aging
A lot of solutions have been found for bone medical issues concerning the elder. One of the most easiest and simplest of the solutions is fitness. Besides keeping your weight, muscles, and heart in the right place, it will also help you keep your bones strong and avoid bone fractures. A good type of exercise for strengthening bones is weight training exercises.
Keep Fit and Stay Healthy
All you need to remember about healthy aging is that worrying about old age will not get us anywhere. Doing something about it on the other hand is the most important. Keep fit and stay healthy.
About the Author – Susan Mercury is a fitness instructor and freelance writer. Her motto is: “Ladies, learn to respect yourselves and respect your own body.” You can find her on Google+: https://plus.google.com/109880102089247104436/about